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, and most subway lines are running. power has been restored to all but a 10th of new york city residents. warming centers remain open for those still without lek tries. schools will be open tomorrow for 1 million new york city school students. governor christie is urging schools that have not open to be creative to get students back to the classroom. >> we've got a lot of work to do but we've already accomplished a lot, from 2.7 million people out of power, we're down to under a million in less than six days of work so we're making progress, doing the things we need to do. you know i will continue to ride herd over these folks and make sure what needs to get done will get done. >> gas continues to be raged but the governor says he hopes to lift that order soon and he insists there is no gas shortage in the statement he says the long gas lines should subside now that refineries are running again, and that president obama has ordered millions of gallons of gas sent to the region. aid to new york will soon be arriving from this area. matt jablow reports tonight. the city of fairfax is now d
new jersey. new york city is trying to pull itself back together. and it could be next week before things even start to feel normal again. >> reporter: gridlock on the streets of manhattan and michael bloomberg requiring a three passenger limit for vehicles in the city. portions of the subway system also submerged along with a runway at laguardia airport. >> many people's lives were turned upside down and everyone is working 24 hours a day to get this city back on track. >> reporter: the stock market managed to reopen, but traders report limited access to internet and cell phones. many other buildings remained closed while city inspectors searched for damage. 643,000 throughout new york city are still without power. public schools won't reopen for students until monday. but it's the images from staten island and queens that remain most shocking. docks at the piers in shambles. >> i thought i could fight the flood and i probably could have the flood. but not the fire. >> reporter: and that's what a lot of people say sandy's legacy will be. a hurricane unlike any other with unprecede
brand of pain. starting tomorrow drivers in new york city with license plate numbers ending in odd numbers can get gas. on saturday, folks with even numbers. right now only 25% of the gas stations are open. >> our own reporter bruce leshan knows what it's like to have to start over apartment tree crashed down on his home during superstorm sandy forcing him and his family out. >> reporter: i'm learning a lot about how to come back after a huge tree nearly destroyed my home. i'm hope wag i've learned is going to help other people. a week ago i lived in a forest of poplars. but all around the neighborhood now the chain saws are buzzing, the cranes are lifting the logs out of people's back yards. my neighbors are all scared that what happened to me might happen to them. and so they're taking out this tree now. later in the afternoon, this one will come down. luckily my wife had decided to ride out the storm down in the basement, because this was my bedroom. this crisis has convinced me that my friends and neighbors are the best ever. they helped me move into this house just a few block
are destroyed, lights out, cars dead, still. to new york city, where frustration is the new normal. >> get in front of me. >> reporter: here, three long days in the dark and three long hours for gas are taking their toll. speaking of tolls are free, but you pay in waiting. if you have less than three people in the car you don't get over a bridge or new a tunnel. >> move to the front, let's go. >> reporter: no news story can wrap up the toll of super storm sandy. the death toll is 97. more than half in the tristate area. today, the discovery of two boys swept from their mother on a staten island street at the height of the storm, they got out to get help, but she could not hold on. they found their bodies in a marsh today. still, there are signs of hope. signs of making the best of it. like new yorkers are known to do. >> we are here not only for homework, but for warmth and to be around people. >> reporter: the recovery has been slow and stressful. as the city saw post 9/11 there is a renewed dedication to volunteering. meals and bottled water are being distributed. >>> over in new jersey,
at the top of our home page. anita? >>> and the new york city marathon is the latest victim of super storm sandy. just a few hours ago, the marathon was canceled at the public backlash over earlier plans to go ahead and have it. new yorkers complained that the marathon would take police and other resources away from the areas hard hit by the storm five days ago. mayor michael bloom issued a statement saying, "we cannot -- bloomberg issued a statement saying, "we cannot allow this to distract attention away from the critically important work that is being done to recover from the storm and get our city back on track." many of those affected by the storm agree. >> life changes, you know. sometimes you've got to cancel things. i mean there was no halloween. >> folks helping with the race have shifted their focus, now helping out-of-town runners that don't need the hotel rooms anymore to donate those rooms to families displaced by the storm. >>> sandy's force is very visible on staten island where the marathon was suppose to start. both are piled on top of each other. houses are torn from thei
place in new york city, of course. the date, november 22nd. >>> still ahead on 9 news now tonight, walking for health and raising money in the fight against this country's number one fatal disease. >>> >> across our area today, boy scouts collected food for people in need. this is the second phase of the annual scouting for food. last week boy scouts delivered bags to hundreds of homes in the washington area. today they went back to collect those bags filled with food. one of the sites was a safe way store on piney branch road in northwest washington. safe way stores throughout the area took part in this. the capital area food bank will distribute the food to more than 700 agencies in our area. >> i'm really happy to see that the boys are participating in high numbers, getting a good sense of what it is to be hungry in our community. >> when you consider one in two children right here, washington, d.c., our nation's capital, doesn't know where their next meal is coming from, that's staggering. it's staggering across here. so events like this, scouting for food, working with partne
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